Originally Posted by Khan
With the matching funds for and portability of TSP, it made sense to me.
My arthritic knees are much improved since retiring (large building with concrete floors).
glad to hear you have some improvement in the knees. i know my pain level is much improved. one of the beauties of retiring is choosing your own destiny, physically and mentally. if something hurts, you get to listen to your bod and just stop doing it.
the TSP portability was a good reason for switching from CSRS to FERS. i guess it boils down to how long you were already in service with uncle. the 5% match in dollars for me over 18+ years was phenomenal. and i maxed my $ in all the way, increasing as we were permitted. i even ran it at 19% for a year, the year before i FIREd myself. can't tell ya how many colleagues looked at it as a possible drain on their upscale lifestyle and only did the minimum.